Happiness

Find out everything there is to know about happiness and stay updated on the latest news with comprehensive articles, interactive features and pictures related to happiness at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these exhilarating emotion as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about happiness.
Read More
The World's Happiest Countries (The List)
happy family jumping together
June 24th, 2015
A new report used interviews with more than 146,000 people around the world to rank 145 countries by the well being of their residents.
Read More »
This Country Is the Happiest in the World
Adorable children drinking hot chocolate outdoors, spending good time on vacation in alpine mountains
April 24th, 2015
The happiest country in the world isn't in the tropics, and rather than sunshine and beautiful beaches it is known for snowy peaks and delicious chocolate.
Read More »
Happiest US Metro Areas Revealed
Sarasota, Florida
April 8th, 2015
If you're looking to move to a happy place, you might want to check out the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, area: The region reported the highest well-being out of the 100 most populous communities in the country, according to a new poll.
Read More »
US Falls in World Happiness Rankings
A woman raises her arm to greet the sun with joy.
June 24th, 2015
Panama tops the ranking of the world's happiest countries for the second year in a row, according to a new report.
Read More »
The World's Happiest Countries (The List)
a woman smiling outdoors.
April 24th, 2015
Every year, the United Nations releases their world happiness report, with this year's index revealing changes in well-being for 158 countries. Here's a look at a list of the happiest and saddest countries.
Read More »
The Happiest Countries in The World
a woman smiling outdoors.
March 20th, 2015
Paraguay is the happiest country in the world, according to a 2014 Gallup poll of people in 143 countries.
Read More »
When More Sex Can Make You Less Happy
couple in bed
May 13th, 2015
If you're looking for a boost in happiness, having more sex may not be your best bet. New research suggests that upping the frequency of sex can make individuals less happy under some circumstances.
Read More »
The 10 Happiest Countries Are All in Latin America
happy family jumping together
March 20th, 2015
For the first time in a decade, the top 10 happiest countries in the world are all in Latin America, according to the 2014 Gallup Positive Experience Index.
Read More »